Our Veterinary Accreditations

The veterinary degrees at Sydney University are accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc. (AVBC Inc.), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK). Graduating from an accredited veterinary school is essential before graduates are able to practice as a licensed veterinarian.

The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney has recently earned the ranking as the top Veterinary School in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere and equal 11th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015).

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.

The veterinary degrees from the University of Sydney are recognised by the Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc., allowing graduates to be eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board in all states and territories of Australia and in New Zealand.

American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Accreditation

The veterinary degrees from the University of Sydney were granted full accreditation from 2005 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); the accreditation was renewed in 2015.
Last Site Visit: 2012
Next Site Visit: 2019

Accreditation by the AVMA allows our graduates to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), which is a prerequisite for all veterinarians seeking to practice in North America.

Sydney University NAVLE Results

  N Number passing Percent passing
November/December 2009 and April 2010 4 3 75%
November/December 2010 and April 2011 5 4 80%
November/December 2011 and April 2012 17 16 94%
November/December 2012 and April 2013 16 14 88%
November/December 2013 and April 2014 8 6 75%
Cumulative results 2009 - 2014 50 43 86%

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)

The veterinary degrees at Sydney University are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK). This allows graduates to apply to practice veterinary science in the United Kingdom and certain countries in Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong

South African Veterinary Council

The veterinary degrees at Sydney University are recognised by the South African Veterinary Council. This allows graduates to apply to practice veterinary science in South Africa.